The Rant

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March 13, 2022 01:13:04
Episode 360, The Rant: Devine Smith. Former College Coach, Current HS Coach, and Head of Diverse Skill Training.

Episode 360, The Rant: Devine Smith. Former College Coach, Current HS Coach, and Head of Diverse Skill Training.

For 20 years you can catch Devine at a sideline or bench near you. In this pod, we discuss him growing up in Harlem, him moving at an early age to Long Island, how he got into coaching, his longevity, and putting his all into the youth with Diverse Skill Training.  All that and more, my conversation with Devine Smith, now.  ...

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359

March 08, 2022 01:11:28
Episode 359, #therant: Kevin Spann. Energy on 100. Ambition on 1000. Success on 1000000. 

Episode 359, #therant: Kevin Spann. Energy on 100. Ambition on 1000. Success on 1000000. 

It’s only fitting I say this: Happy Birthday Kevin. In this pod, we discuss his upbringing in Chicago, getting transported to Long Island, going after it in Basketball, playing D1, coaching D3, and shining a light on youth Basketball and Women’s Basketball with “She Got Game.”  All that and more, my conversation with Kevin, now.    ...

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February 02, 2022 00:18:23
Episode 358, The Rant: Mason Fornoles. The Boy. Wonder. 9 Years. Old.

Episode 358, The Rant: Mason Fornoles. The Boy. Wonder. 9 Years. Old.

As the world, turns, and time passes, I watch my first born son, Mason, Fornoles, grow up before my very eyes. In this pod, we catch up with him, about what he’s learned since the last time he’s been on the podcast, him entering 3rd, grade, learning new things like mirror writing, turning 9, and his pursuit of Sony Playstation 5. All that and more, my conversation, with Mason, now. ...

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357

January 26, 2022 00:45:02
Episode 357, The Rant: John Dammer.

Episode 357, The Rant: John Dammer.

Certified Football Official, Certified Softball Official, and Flag Football Staple. It was nearly 10 years apart from when I first reffed with John in Flag Football, until I saw him again, last summer. In this pod, we discuss his early life in the BX, him moving to Long Island and playing Soccer, how he got into officiating, and his key to longevity in officiating as a multi-sport official.  All that and more, my conversation with John, now.  ...

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356

January 25, 2022 00:27:37
Episode 356, The Rant: Carmela Garcia, Part 2, The Return.

Episode 356, The Rant: Carmela Garcia, Part 2, The Return.

Steady progress has been made all pandemic long for one Carmela Garcia, and it shows. Mentally, physically, the growth has been exponential. In this pod, we chop it up with her, to talk Soccer and Hoops, how she’s taken her craft and cancellations both in strde, and the vast improvement within life and well-being overall, all through finding purpose in officiating. All that and more, Carmela, Part 2, now.  ...

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January 21, 2022 02:14:07
Episode 355, The Rant: Kevin Hanifan.

Episode 355, The Rant: Kevin Hanifan.

Former Head Coach of the Boy’s Varsity Football Team at Kellenberg Memorial High School, basking in retirement, forever a Firebird.Almost since the school's inception, Coach Hanifan has been there. In this pod, we sit down with the newly retired legend to discuss his early life in Hicksville, NY, his love of sports, how he got his foot in the door at Kellenberg, that has led him to his long winding, and long withstanding journey - all the while, bleeding Blue and Gold. Literally and figuratively he has built the building and built the Football Team, step by step, brick by brick. Along with my co-host and current assistant Coach Matt Polizzi, our conversation with Coach Hanifan, now. ...

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